Ifie Sekibo, Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Bank

Mr Sekibo is a thorough-bred alumnus of the renowned Harvard Business School OPM class (2006-2009) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2002) with over two decades professional work experience spanning across the financial services and energy sectors.

He is a tenacious Entrepreneur, passionate game changer and result oriented professional with a proven track record in turn-around management.  These attributes consistently drive his vision to lead tenacious teams which mobilize strategic investments and capital injection to resuscitate and restructure moribund Companies to the path of sustained profitability.

In 2003, he led a team which acquired Global Assurance Company Limited, previously under the technical management of the National Insurance Commission. As Executive Vice Chairman, he steered the new institution, International Energy Insurance (IEI), which emerged as a frontline Insurance Company in Nigeria, undertaking a successful capital raise and listing on the Floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Again in 2009, he led another team of professionals which nurtured the re-birth of the erstwhile Societe Generale Bank which was transformed to an Innovative Commercial Bank with Regional Authorization  called Heritage Banking Company Ltd where he served as the pioneer Managing Director/CEO.

Mr Sekibo  passion and relentless drive for turn-around management  is further evidenced by the recent successful acquisition of Enterprise Bank Ltd, to create a bigger, better and stronger Heritage Bank Ltd following rigorous and novel regulatory approval processes leading to the dissolution of the erstwhile Institutions comprising HBCL & EBL to birth the New Bank.

Mr Sekibo is a valued member and Fellow of a number of Professional Institutes including the Institute of Directors; Institute of Petroleum, London; Nigerian Institute of Management; Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

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